Jockey's Neck

This page from the campaign maps of Rochambeau's French forces depicts their 38th camp, the joint debarkation encampment of French and American forces at Archer's Hope on College Creek (formerly Archer's Hope Creek) on 25 September 1781. From here they proceeded to join with Washington at Williamsburg and then to march on Yorktown.

The triangular island lying in the creek immediately before the encampment is that patented by William Marable in 1715:

The Jockey's Neck land is that adjacent to the island to the northwest, patented by George Marable in 1699: In another of the peculiar coincidences one occasionally encounters in such matters, the 35th camp of the French forces shown at the top of the same page was at Spurrier's Tavern outside Baltimore, 16 September 1781. William the Innkeeper, proprietor of Spurrier's Tavern, is thought to be the fourth son of Thomas Spurrier (born 1703, Maryland), my wife's fifth great grandfather!

Archer's Hope Creek

This is a view of Archer's Hope Creek (now College Creek), from near the site of the joint French and American debarkation encampment of 25 September 1781, to the east, across the 13-acre trangular island patented by William Marable in 1715. Jockey's Neck, patented by William's father,George Marable, in 1699, is to the left, out of the photograph.